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Cancer Statistics

Welcome to the Cancer Statistics page, the premier source for cancer incidence and mortality data in Pennsylvania. Use the following links to download or print various cancer statistics and reports. At the bottom of this page you will find links to other websites and resources with an emphasis on cancer statistics.

Cancer Dashboard

The Cancer Dashboard provides a high-level view of cancer's prevalence, trends, and burden in Pennsylvania. Users can dive deeper into the statistics through interactive charts and tables.


Enterprise Data Dissemination Informatics Exchange (EDDIE) is our primary interactive health statistics dissemination web tool where you can create customized data tables for cancer incidence, cancer mortality, and a multitude of additional public health datasets.

Net Cancer Survival in Pennsylvania

Net cancer survival rates for Pennsylvania residents, analyzed by age group, sex, insurance status, and geography. Trends in survival rates are also examined.

The Burden of Cancer in Pennsylvania

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the burden of cancer in Pennsylvania. It lists disparities and the harms of cancer for policy makers, program administrators, business and industry leaders, and the citizens of the commonwealth.

Cancer Standard Output Tables

Large volume of all the latest available and historical annual and five-year cancer incidence and mortality statistics for the state, counties, and municipalities by age, sex, race, primary site, and stage.

Pennsylvania Cancer Incidence and Mortality

Annual report of cancer incidence and mortality data for the state and counties with various statistics and charts for all cancers and 23 primary sites.

Data in these reports were collected by the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR) located in the Bureau of Health Statistics and Registries. The PCR is a full participant in the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Please note the following statistical reports are no longer updated, but similar statistics can be found in the Cancer Dashboard and EDDIE:

  • An Analysis of Cancer Incidence in Pennsylvania
  • Cancer Brochures
  • Cancer Facts and Figures Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Cancer Incidence and Mortality Executive Summary

Other Health Programs and Reports

The Department of Health's Cancer page lists other reports on cancer. It also links to pages with advice on prevention and screening for some cancer types.


Data You Can Use: Pennsylvania Health Statistics for Public Health Programs

This recording of a webinar shows where to find data on the Department of Health's web site. It focuses on data useful for those interested in cancer data. It gives an overview of querying data in EDDIE and the Cancer Dashboard.

External Resources

For additional cancer statistics and national data, visit the following web sites: